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There will be no baboon management programme in Betty’s Bay during the Easter weekend.  The baboon management programme for Betty’s Bay has not been finalised yet. A trial period will be implemented as soon as discussions with the service provider has been finalised.  The trial period will encompass the evaluation of different baboon management techniques from the shepherding approach to the use of more assertive aversion techniques such as the use of paintball markers, bear bangers and the Virtual Fence.  The trial period will run for 3 to 4 weeks in order to evaluate the success of each of these techniques or the use of a combination of these. 

The objective of the Overstrand Municipality, through this “Adaptive Management” approach is to find a balanced implementation plan that will fulfil our mandate which is to ensure the “sustainable management of baboon troops by keeping them out of the urban area”.  In order to find this balance we need to engage with the community from both sides of the fence but we also need to keep our eye on the reward and that is the protection of our wildlife.  The Overstrand Municipality envisage to complete the trial period by end of April 2021 after which a baboon management programme will be presented to the Western Baboon Liaison Group.

It is essential that all community members work together this Easter Weekend to keep our baboons out of harm’s way by not allowing certain attractants in and around your home.

PLEASE DO NOT DO/OR HAVE THE FOLLOWING IN OR AROUND YOUR PROPERTY, IT WILL ATTRACT BABOONS:
BINS AND BABOONS:
 AVOIDING CONTACT AND CONFLICT WITH BABOONS:
 DO NOT:

RECOGNISE THAT LIVING IN THE KOGELBERG BIOSPERE RESERVE IS A LIFESTYLE CHOICE